Sunday, April 1, 2007


An ant queen
  • males produce sperm
  • females produce eggs
  • fertilization occurs in the female body
  • In spiders and some crustaceans...
    --->male deposits a packet of sperm and the female picks it up
  • Most insects and crustaceans...
    --->male uses a special reproductive organ to deposit sperm inside female
  • Some insects form colonies
    --->they have reproductive females called queens
    --->they lay eggs
    --->usually only have 1 queen (which is usually the largest compared to the rest)

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